I started speed skating in 2003, at the encouragement of my figure skating coach Karen Courtland Kelly who believed it would be useful cross training. She was correct–my figure skating improved, and I found I was stronger, had more endurance, and was able to control my jumps and spins better when speed skating as cross training. Now I speed skate in the winter months and compete in local competitions.
2006-7: Competed in the Empire State Winter Games in (short track) speed skating and figure skating.
2008: National Age Group Bronze Medalist in the 800 Meter race, (held in Lake Placid).
In the past several years I have also medaled countless times in my age category in local races.
2015: 21 K race, (it’s difficult to see me skating, but an interesting view of the marathon!)